Jim Parsons will produce comedy series about a gay man with cerebral palsy

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jim Parsons is tackling a new television venture on the heels of the end of the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”

Parsons’ production company That’s Wonderful Productions will produce “Special,” a new comedy series for Netflix based on Ryan O’Connell’s memoir and manifesto “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.”

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WATCH: Actress Ellen Page calls out Vice President Mike Pence for anti-LGBTQ views

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Out actress Ellen Page stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Jan. 31 to promote her new Netflix original series “The Umbrella Academy.”

During the interview, Page expressed her concerns with how the media is handling LGBTQ issues, treating them as debates rather than actual problems.

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‘Queer Eve’ Fab Five pay tribute to Beyonce, Britney Spears on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The “Queer Eye” Fab Five paid tribute to Beyonce, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga on the season five premiere of “Lip-Sync Battle.”

Bobby Berk, Tan France and Antoni Porowski lip-synced to “Work Bitch” by Britney Spears with all three donning some of Spears’ iconic music video looks. Berk was dressed in the red jumpsuit from “Oops..I Did It Again;” France wore the ringmaster outfit from “Circus” and Porowski rocked Spears’ flight attendant outfit from “Toxic.”

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WATCH: Netflix releases new trailer for LGBTQ-inclusive ‘One Day at a Time’

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Netflix released the trailer for season three of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 10, hinting at a focus on the importance of non-binary terms for the character Syd.

The show, which features a Cuban-American family and incorporates diversity throughout its storyline, illustrates the struggles of the family’s everyday lives dealing with religion, traumatic stress and the understanding the LGBTQ community.

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WATCH: Netflix releases season five trailer for ‘Grace and Frankie’

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What do you get when you mix Netflix Original “Grace and Frankie” and RuPaul? Apparently, “a Fruedian nightmare with a special guest star,” according to the newly released season five trailer.

On Tuesday, Netflix released the first official trailer for the comedy’s newest season and highlighted the appearance of RuPaul, who will be joining Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in their wild adventures.

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‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness announces split from boyfriend Wilco Froneman

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness announced on Instagram that he and his boyfriend Wilco Froneman have broken up. The couple first met a few months ago at a Fourth of July party in Fire Island, New York.

Van Ness shared the news by quoting Ariana Grande’s break up anthem “thank u, next.”

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The LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018

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From groundbreaking television to record-setting events, this year in LGBTQ pop culture has been explosive. Legends were remembered, new icons were formed and history was made—one certain gay athlete even became America’s new sweetheart.

Here we have compiled just a snippet of the LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018 with our annual LGBTQ Pop Culture, A-Z.

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‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France accuses TSA of racial profiling him

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Queer Eye” star Tan France blasted TSA for having him “put through extra security checks 3 times this week” even though he says he has TSA pre-check.

France, who is Pakistani, posted on Twitter that a TSA agent informed him that he kept getting extra security checks because his name “is on a list.”

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AP 2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby may change stand-up game

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LOS ANGELES (AP) | Hannah Gadsby says she knows it’s meant as a compliment to be chosen as one of the year’s Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press. But, as with many things, the Australian stand-up comic and actress sees the honor from a variety of perspectives.

“Like, what happens after ‘breakthrough’?” Gadsby asked. “Like, I could be a one-hit wonder or I go on to being a deserved star?” She notes: “I think I was doing really well before all this craziness around ‘Nanette.'”

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Madonna shades Lady Gaga over ‘A Star is Born’ quote

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Madonna subtly shaded Lady Gaga for copying the “100 people in a room” quote which has become one of the most popular memes of 2018.

While doing press for “A Star is Born,” Lady Gaga repeatedly shared one quote in praise of her co-star Bradley Cooper for choosing her for the role of Ally.

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Netflix releases trailer to new Ellen DeGeneres stand-up special

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The queen of daytime talk is heading back to her roots.

Ellen DeGeneres has her first stand-up comedy special in 15 years coming to streaming giant Netflix on Dec. 18, and fans are getting a look at some of the new material with the release of the special’s first trailer.

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Watch: Netflix releases new trailer for Jennifer Aniston film ‘Dumplin’

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What do Jennifer Aniston, Dolly Parton and Ginger Minj all have in common? They’re all apart of the new Netflix original movie “Dumplin’.”

“Dumplin'” — based on the Julie Murphy novel of the same name — follows Willowdean “Dumplin” Dickson, played by Danielle Macdonald, and her former pageant star mother Rosie, played by Jennifer Aniston.

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